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st: RE: graph y-axis equal x-axis in lengths


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: graph y-axis equal x-axis in lengths
Date   Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:56:02 +0100

b.water wrote:
> i have done a graphs of twoway scatter type. y-axis and x-axis are of two
> differering scales. what i want to do is to make the plot square'ish i.e.
> the y-axis equals to x-axis lengthwise. in the past, for some reasons, this
> has never posed me a problem - i did "...ysize(n) xsize(n)" and stata gave a
> square graphs i.e. equal vertical and horizontal graph spans as well as
> equal vertical and horizontal plot region. this time it seems to have not
> worked. i tried empirically and got the plot squae'ish using ysize(6) and
> xsize(5).
>
> for my own stata education, i am just wondering whether there is a command
> that i missed to enable formation of a square'ish graphs i.e. both for the
> graph spans and the plot region will appear square'ish when axes scales are
> not the same? any help/advice is appreciated.


The technical term for what you want to do is control the "aspect ratio". -help region_options-  has a section on that, you can also look at -help aspect_option-.

HTH,
Maarten

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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of b. water
Sent: maandag 23 januari 2006 17:48
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: graph y-axis equal x-axis in lengths

dear statalisters,

Stata 8.2 Window XP Pro SP2

i have done a graphs of twoway scatter type. y-axis and x-axis are of two
differering scales. what i want to do is to make the plot square'ish i.e.
the y-axis equals to x-axis lengthwise. in the past, for some reasons, this
has never posed me a problem - i did "...ysize(n) xsize(n)" and stata gave a
square graphs i.e. equal vertical and horizontal graph spans as well as
equal vertical and horizontal plot region. this time it seems to have not
worked. i tried empirically and got the plot squae'ish using ysize(6) and
xsize(5).

for my own stata education, i am just wondering whether there is a command
that i missed to enable formation of a square'ish graphs i.e. both for the
graph spans and the plot region will appear square'ish when axes scales are
not the same? any help/advice is appreciated.

 

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